Last updated: 21st March at 12:55pm
PRESS RELEASE – CONCORDIA AND COVID-19
As Covid-19 has a greater effect on our everyday lives, the Trustees at Hinckley Concordia Theatre wish to update volunteers, patrons and members of the rapidly changing scenario they face.
Further to our last statement, it has been decided to close the Theatre completely until further notice. This will mean the cancellation or postponement of all shows for the rest of the present Theatre season. All rehearsals will be cancelled and Concordia will only be open for routine maintenance. The Box Office will also be closed.
The full list of cancellations and postponements can be found on our website www.concordiatheatre.co.uk. Patrons who have purchased a ticket for a cancelled performance will be offered a refund. Patrons with tickets for postponed performances are asked to keep these for use at the re-scheduled performance date when this is known. A more detailed statement will be issued by the Box Office in due course.
We are all facing a period of uncertainty and at the moment we are unable to indicate when our Theatre will be able to operate normally.
We would like to take this opportunity of thanking all of our volunteers, members and patrons for their continued unswerving support and hope that we will, once again, be able to welcome you through our doors in the not too distant future. Stay safe and well.
Posted: 17th March at 12:15pm
Following the announcement made by the Prime Minister yesterday regarding social contact, including theatres, it is with a heavy heart that we have to inform that the Concordia Theatre has suspended performances with immediate effect.
Our volunteers and patrons are our most valuable asset and we must ensure the safety of our communities in these unprecedented times. We acknowledge the time, hard work and effort all our volunteers and societies put into productions at the Concordia and the inevitable disappointment for them and audiences alike.
We will be issuing guidelines in the next few days regarding refunds for patrons who have tickets for Sweeney Todd or Don Giovanni. In the meantime please bear with us whilst we put systems in place to do this.
For patrons who have tickets for Matt Ford or Night of a Thousand Stars (Pat Barker’s Academy of Dance), please keep your tickets secure for the time being as we will be discussing alternative dates with our external hirers.
Bookings are still being taken for performances beyond the 25th April 2020 with the hope that restrictions will be lifted to allow the remainder of our theatre programme to continue.
Please be assured that we are constantly monitoring developments and will keep you updated with progress. In the meantime, keep safe. We look forward to opening our doors and giving you a warm welcome again in the not too distant future.
Posted: 16th March 2020
Response to the recent statement from the Prime Minister
After considering the statement and the extremely short notice, Trustees have agreed that tonight’s performance of Sweeney Todd will go ahead as planned. We will be seeking further clarification to the Prime Minister’s statement first thing in the morning and will provide an update soon after regarding future performances at the Concordia Theatre.
Posted: 14th March 2020
How is Concordia Theatre addressing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak?
The safety and health of our staff and visitors is our number one priority and we are actively monitoring and following advice from the UK Government and Public Health England about the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). In order to further protect our visitors and staff we are undertaking additional cleaning and disinfection measures. We remind all of our visitors to follow standard good hygiene practices such as:
- Covering your mouth and nose every time you cough or sneeze. Use a disposable tissue if possible and dispose of in a bin
- Washing your hands regularly with soap and water especially every time you cough or sneeze, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitising product.
- Avoid touching your face with your hands
Are you open as usual?
Based on the latest advice, we’re staying open and continuing with all of our activities as scheduled. We very much look forward to welcoming you to Concordia Theatre.
What happens if the situation changes?
Should there be any changes to the current status, we will take account of any recommendations from the relevant authorities, and implement all appropriate instructions as necessary. We will be updating these FAQs and our website as necessary. Please continue to check them and stay aware of the latest Government advice on Coronavirus.